The Joan Hajducsek Rosen Arts Advocacy Scholarship was established in

2011 by the staff of the Music and Art Department of the Bayonne Public 

Schools in honor of Mrs. Rosen’s retirement from her position as 

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Department Director after over four decades of work with the Bayonne

Public Schools.   The intent of the scholarship is to celebrate the value of 

arts education for all students – a cause that Mrs. Rosen had supported 

throughout her tenure, and continues to do so advocating for excellence 

in the arts on the local, state, county ad national levels.  The scholarship 

application is open to any graduating Bayonne High School senior who 

demonstrates that same passion for the arts through a 350 word essay:

Explain how the arts impacted on your learning experiences at Bayonne High School.  

Scholarship applications must be received no later than May 1, 2017.


All applications are to be sent to:

Mrs. Madeline Temchin

Bayonne High School, House 2

667 Avenue A

Bayonne, NJ   07002


Past recipients of the scholarship have been Rebecca Poggialli, Samantha 

Hitchell, Melissa Ann Travelino, Corryn DeFazio, Vincent Neill, Robert Puchinsky,

Emma Masserelli, Olivia Boules and Tatiana Rodas.

The scholarship is financed through donations; in addition 

the Rosen family is committed to matching every dollar that is donated.   

The scholarship committee is currently accepting those donations.  


Please send them to:  

Mrs. Linda Carroll

Bayonne Board of Education

Community Education Department

669 Avenue A

Bayonne, New Jersey    07002


Checks should be made out to the Bayonne High School Fund with the 

Joan H. Rosen Arts Advocacy Scholarship in the memo line.

The committee selection will be announced during the Bayonne High 

School Awards Ceremony, June 7, 2017, 6:30 p.m. in the Alexander X. O’Connor 

Auditorium of Bayonne High School.